A portrait of a modern, active, rebellious woman who breaks the rules, that’s what all publishers want for the upcoming literary season. And for Delafeuille, finding the book that will be centre of attention in September is vital if he wants to keep his job. Against all commercial logic, the novel that really attracts him is that of Luc, a slightly misogynistic author to whom he has long been linked. The writer has decided to devote his text to his wife, Delphine, who when Delafeuille meets in real life becomes his obsession. However, everyone—an unscrupulous sales manager, a philosophical bookseller, an inspired student—is there to remind him of the rules of the game: there is no chance that this story will end in a romance between the publisher and the author’s wife.
Le livre de la rentrée paints a funny and acidic portrait of our times, its struggles and its fashions. In this novel where reality and fiction intermingle, Luc Chomarat plays with literature and offers us a hymn to reading and the imagination.